Video: Latinos among First Gay Marriages performed in New York City
Latinos were among the hundreds of same-sex couples who married in New York state today, the first day they are legally able to marry in the state. Some Latinos who married today say they still face additional issues when it comes to immigration.
New York became the sixth, and largest, state to legalize same-sex marriage on June 24 when Gov. Cuomo signed the bill ending a long and emotional fight that many New Yorkers have fought for.
The law did not take effect for 30 days, making Sunday the first day clerks’ offices could issue marriage licenses.
Judges volunteered throughout New York City’s five boroughs to help marry the estimated 823 couples who had signed-up to marry today.
“We’re all children of one almighty – straight or gay,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz said in a New York Daily News article. “New York State is long overdue to make this happen.”
“Everyone’s very happy,” he added.
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